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The plastic handle on my miter saw broke. The part is no longer available from the manufacturer. I have it held together with rubber straps but would like to try and glue/epoxy it. Would like suggestions on what glue or epoxy to use. Thank You.
 

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I would use a two part epoxy or a solvent-type glue for plastics. Epoxy bonds to almost anything. Solvent glues work for most but not all plastics. I wouldn't trust anything else to bond to plastic.
 

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Has anyone used those plastic welders they sell at Harbor Freight? they come with filler rods and have different rods for different plastics. I read an article one time and I guess they really work. They are not that expensive either.

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my dentist does....
but a bit upscale from HF...
 

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Which saw do you have...?

Got a picture of the break...?
 

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I saw an epoxy at a Home Hardware store up here but I can not remember the name of the epoxy. It will even glue hypalon which I am not sure any other one will glue but the stuff was expensive, about $20 for the 2 tubes.
 

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Jim ~ I have had excellent results with Loctite 20 minute epoxy plastic bonder in the .85 fl oz double barrel tube for gluing plastic. Doesn't work with all plastics. I repaired a lawn mower throttle assembly with it and submitted a review to Lowe's. Click ... here ... and click on the reviews button and scroll down to lawn mower throttle repair. Good luck.

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I've had good results using JB weld as well. I've also used Lepages (I think?) 5 min epoxy.
 
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Of course yours probably broke in a different place, but mine has held nicely the past two years with just black electrical tape.
 

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Jim...if it broke over a hollow part of the handle, reinforce it first by fitting in a piece of wood...regardless of what you use for glue...just a thought...
 
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The plastic handle on my miter saw broke. The part is no longer available from the manufacturer. I have it held together with rubber straps but would like to try and glue/epoxy it. Would like suggestions on what glue or epoxy to use. Thank You.
what saw do you have...
 
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